Early Childhood Services

The early years in children’s lives play a key role in determining the adults they will become. Babies begin to learn about the world around them from birth. The bonds children form and their first learning experiences deeply affect their future physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. That’s why optimizing the early years of children’s lives is the best investment we can make as a community.

Infant Development Program

The Infant Development Program (IDP) is for children from birth to age 3 who are at risk for, or who are presenting a delay in development.

If you are concerned about your child’s development and would like some assistance in learning how to encourage his or her progress, the Infant Development Program can help.

Families play a vital role in every child’s development. A child from birth to 3 years is developing at a rapid pace and future physical, social, emotional and intellectual development is dependent, in part, on the baby’s experience with his/her family.

The program is “family centred” which means that you decide the kind of support you would like from us. If your child has a physical and/or medical condition or a developmental delay, up-to-date information will be available to you.

Cost of registering: no cost
Who can register: referrals are accepted from anyone
Communities offered: Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Fort St. James and neighbouring First Nations Communities

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Community Action Program for Children

The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) supports families with children from birth to six years old. We work with families to promote the health and well-being of young children and infants. Our programs include fun and educational activities such as family drop-in programs, parent education courses, parent-led groups and information and referral services.

Cost of registering: no cost
Who can register: no referrals required.
Communities offered – Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Fort St. James and neighbouring First Nations Communities.

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Early Years Resource Centre

The Early Years Resource Centre (EYRC) offers free drop-in programs for families and care-givers with children ages 0-6. The EYRC supports the well-being of children and families, serves as a barrier-free access point for families, and provides clear pathways to enhanced supports and services including Infant Mental Health and Children and Youth with Special Needs.

Our programs include fun and educational activities such as family drop-in programs, parent education courses, parent-led groups and information and referral services.

Cost of registering: no cost
Who can register: no referral required
Communities offered: Vanderhoof and Fort St. James with Outreach to Fraser Lake and neighbouring First Nations Communities.

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Accreditation

Connexus is fully accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation ensures we are meeting internationally developed standards in the provision of quality services and is achieved through an independent, external review to identify strengths and areas for improvement based on objective program expectations and guidelines.

We provide services to a 150 km2 area with offices in three communities:

Vanderhoof
157 W Victoria St.,
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0

Phone: 250-567-9205
Monday to Friday 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30

Fort St. James
349 Stuart Dr West
Fort St James, BC V0J 1P0

Phone: 250-996-7645
Monday to Friday 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30

Fraser Lake
298 McMillan Ave.
Fraser Lake, BC V0J 1S0

Phone: 250-567-9205
Monday to Friday 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30

Thank you to our valued supporters: BC Housing | United Way of Northern BC | District of Vanderhoof | District of Fraser Lake | District of Fort St. James